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February 1, 2016
Granbury High School is moving to District 9-5A for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.  The classification was made as part of the biennial reclassification and realignment of schools by the University Interscholastic League, a division of the University of Texas at Austin that oversees school extracurricular activities.  The UIL made the announcement on February 1, 2016.
UIL The district change, which also moved the Pirates and Lady Pirates to Region II, basically keeps GHS football and basketball with the same schools for the next two years.  Other schools in the district are Arlington Seguin, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, and Joshua.  Current district foe Aledo will move to District 6-5A with Azle, Brewer, Saginaw, and Northwest high schools.
Granbury ISD submitted 1,959.5 students for the realignment process – up from 1,911 turned in 2013 and 1,887.5 in 2011.  Class 5A is composed of schools with student populations between 1,100 and 2,149.
“Granbury students will continue to have the opportunity to compete at a high level in Texas high school sports,” said GISD athletic director Dwight Butler.  “Competition is always challenging regardless of classification, and we hope to offer students the opportunity to learn character, leadership, and sportsmanship regardless of the class or district that we are assigned.”
Realignment for other extracurricular groups will be released later in the spring.  Other athletic and academic teams have generally followed the districts for football and basketball.
The UIL is the rulemaking body for educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests in Texas public schools.  The league aims to provide healthy, character building, educational activities carried out under rules providing for good sportsmanship and fair play for all participants.

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